Using litigation strategically - ugo taddei

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<ul><li><p>Using litigation strategically Presentation by: Ugo Taddei </p><p>Screening of This Changes Everything </p><p>19 January 2016 </p></li><li><p>Contents </p><p>1. Litigation as a strategy </p><p>2. Threat of litigation </p><p>3. Types of claim </p><p>4. War stories </p></li><li><p> ClientEarth is a non-profit environmental law </p><p>organisation </p><p> We use law, science and policy to tackle key </p><p>environmental challenges </p><p> We work on climate change, energy, </p><p>environmental justice, biodiversity, forests and </p><p>human health </p><p>Introduction to ClientEarth </p></li><li><p>Litigation as a strategy </p><p>Legislation </p><p>Implementation Enforcement </p></li><li><p>Why is it effective? </p></li><li><p> Threat of litigation </p></li><li><p>A credible threat </p><p>of litigation </p><p>can be just as </p><p>effective as </p><p>actually issuing </p><p>court </p><p>proceedings (and </p><p>is a lot cheaper) </p></li><li><p>Types of case </p><p>Private law action Normally against a </p><p>private company or </p><p>individual </p><p> e.g. Tort, company </p><p>law, fiduciary duty, </p><p>contract etc </p><p>Public law action Against a state or </p><p>public authority </p><p> e.g. Judicial review of </p><p>irrational decision, </p><p>breach of EU </p><p>directive by member </p><p>state etc </p></li><li><p>War stories </p><p> Coal power plants </p><p> Company law (Directors and Investors duties) </p><p> Climate and clean air litigation </p></li><li><p>Breaches of PM10 limits (2012) </p><p>Source: EEA (2014) </p></li><li><p>Breaches of NO2 limits (2012) </p><p>Source: EEA (2014) </p></li><li><p>C-237-07 Janecek A right to clean air? </p></li><li><p>The European Court of Justice, </p><p>Luxembourg </p><p>Where there is a risk that limit </p><p>values may be exceeded, persons </p><p>directly concerned can require the </p><p>competent authorities to draw up an action plan. </p></li><li><p>The UK clean air case - media </p><p>"The next Government is now legally bound to take urgent action on this public health crisis." </p><p>...some lawyers said Wednesdays court judgment could trigger air quality legal challenges across Europe. </p><p>The order could see dramatic expansion of congestion charging and low emissions zones. </p><p>The outcome of todays case could force the government to take bolder action on anti-pollution measures. </p></li><li><p>Conclusion </p><p> The enforcement gap and the need for citizens </p><p>engagement </p><p> Different litigation strategies </p><p> Litigation as a campaigning tool </p></li><li><p>Thank you </p><p>Ugo Taddei </p><p>Lawyer </p><p>ClientEarth </p><p>utaddei@clientearth.org </p><p>t. +32 (0)2 808 4323 </p><p> www.clientearth.org </p><p>@ClientEarth </p></li></ul>

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